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Safari Jacket Saga

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dopey, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. PTWilliams

    PTWilliams Senior member

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    Learn to read post dates, according to his date and the text in his post he would have done the trip a year and a half ago.

    Good point
     
  2. MrAmbrose

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    The neighborhood has really gone downhill, you know.

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    Lee, in what wilderness is your safari?

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  3. Rankiz

    Rankiz Senior member

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    What do you think of this Safari jacket as a casual summer jacket?
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  4. Doctor Damage

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    Does anyone else share this opinion of the Filson jacket? I am interested in buying one, but I've seen photos on eBay which kind of confirm the comment about so-so fabric and the clumsy stiching (it's not possible for me to view one in person before buying).
     
  5. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    the last Filson jacket i saw was not very nice.
     
  6. MikeDT

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    Nice... very colonial.
     
  7. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    we have made a few recently

    will have to post pictures at some point.
     
  8. Doctor Damage

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    Below are official measurements for Filson's bush jacket (style #10051) which the company's customer service department provided in an email. These jackets definitely fit big.

    SIZE S M L

    CHEST 49 52 55
    SWEEP 48 51 54
    NECK 17½ 18 18½
    BACK 32¼ 33 33¾
    ARMHOLE 24¾ 25½ 26¼
    SLEEVE 35 35½ 36
    CUFF 10 10½ 11
     
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  10. Doctor Damage

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    I recently picked up two older safari jackets via eBay: one older Banana Republic (with number sizing) and a Tilley (long discontinued). The BR jacket is particularly nice and old ones in good shape show up on eBay quite regularly - strongly recommended.

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  11. Doctor Damage

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    Filson customer service told me today via email that their bush jacket (#10051) has been discontinued, at least temporarily, although they didn't seem 100% certain. They did say they have a few sitting around so interested persons should call them and they might have your size.
     
  12. wojt

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    there are many safari jackets in sort of a blazer cut and very blazer like style, which mostly run much shorter than a blazer (don't cover your rear)
    I guess blazer length principle doesn't apply here?
     
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    I cannot believe we wrote exchanges like this.
     
  14. chippneckwear

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    Willis & Geiger made the Poplin Safari Jackets for Abercrombie and Fitch. They have been gone for years.( I don't know if someone is using their name the way so many great names from the past are used today by "imposters" ) We have made Safari Jackets - with bellows pockets( suede in the bellows and the top collar). We have made them out Shetland, silk, cashmere, and corduroy. I have a Shetland Safari jacket in my office.

    Paul Winston
    Winston Tailors/ www.chippneckwear.com
    212 687-0850
     
  15. IndianBoyz

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    :satisfied:
     
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